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Hero or Villain?

Sarajevo, a city divided over the man whose gunshots started the Great War. Plus other correspondents' despatches from around the world, presented by Kate Adie.

June the 28th 1914 was the day Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Ferdinand. It led to the start of the First World War. Allan Little considers why today's Sarajevo is divided over whether Princip was a hero or a terrorist. President al-Sisi's new regime in Cairo: Louisa Loveluck's been finding out whether Egyptians regret voting in a new era of authoritarianism. Brazil has one of the world's worst crack cocaine problems: Katy Watson's been to see a government project which is trying to address it. Aidan O'Donnell visits a sacred city in the Horn of Africa. It is also noted for its production of beer. And while India's new rulers are keen to promote the use of Hindi, Craig Jeffrey's been finding out that the English language is still omnipresent, creeping into even unexpected corners of everyday society.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Allan Little: Sarajevo & World War I

    Why Sarajevo is divided over whether Gavrilo Princip was a hero or a terrorist.

    Duration: 06:40

  • Louisa Loveluck: Egypt's New Order

    Are Egyptians alarmed by signs of a return to authoritarianism?

    Duration: 05:33

  • Katy Watson: Drug Addiction in Brazil

    How the Brazilian government is trying to tackle the country's crack epidemic.

    Duration: 05:21

  • Aidan O'Donnell: Ethiopia's City of Beer & Mosques

    Harar is one of Islam's most holy cities - and also home to a famous brewery.

    Duration: 05:08

  • Craig Jeffrey: Hindi vs English

    Indian PM Narendra Modi wants Hindi to be more prominent language in India.

    Duration: 05:36

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